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Weekend cricket, Memorial Shield clash washed out

Week 16 of the Cessnock District Cricket Association competition was once again affected by rain, with no matches starting due to the constant falls of last Saturday morning and afternoon. Unfortunately, the Becky...

Paratriathlon breaks athletes’ COVID drought

Local athlete Lauren Parker will enter this weekend’s third City of Newcastle Paratriathlon as the hot favourite in her classification. The current world champion in the PTW1 category, who has already qualified for...

Sabres cut down Waratahs to secure T20 crown

The Sabres captured the Newcastle District Cricket Association’s NCC T20 Summer Bash from the Waratahs in an entertaining final at Waratah Oval on Sunday evening. The Newcastle City outfit clinched the showdown by...

Mikayla Weir’s ‘four-some’ day at the track

Mikayla Weir snared her treble after just four races at Taree today when she booted home French Factor, a good winner of the $22,000 Kennards Hire Taree Maiden Handicap (1250m). The Hunter Valley...

Pelican Croquet Club set to fly high again

The Macquarie City (Pelican) Croquet Club will soon be the envy of others in the Hunter Valley. Following a tough 12-month period, due to safety hazards as well as the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Women’s rugby kicks another first at Charlestown 7s

All rugby teams will be on par – men’s and women’s – when the 2021 Mick Whale Curry Cup 7s kick off at Charlestown this week. For the first time last year, the...

Rain hampers Cessnock’s 40-over cricket restart

The return to Cessnock District 40-over cricket was rain-affected at the weekend, with just the one match completed. Greta/Branxton consolidated its position at the top of the first grade ladder with a six-wicket...

Sabres, Whips, Rosellas and Waratahs book T20 play-off berths

And, then there were four. Sabres, Whips, Rosellas and Waratahs booked semi-final berths in the Newcastle District Cricket Association’s NCC: T20 Summer Bash at the weekend following dominant displays at Townson Oval and...

GALLERY: Cessnock stumps rivals to win John Bull Shield

Cessnock is the John Bull Shield (JBS) representative cricket champion following an emphatic four-wicket victory over Newcastle Suburban District in the final at Lorn Park on Sunday. It was the 10th time the...

Bellbird eyes off successful end to season

It’s been a cracking start to the Cessnock District Cricket Association season for the Bellbird Workers… and the club is hoping it stays that way ahead of the upcoming play-offs. Already in 2020-21,...

Waratahs pad up for ’round two’

It’s “take two” for the Waratah-Mayfield District Cricket Club (WMDCC). After planning a big weekend of entertainment, laughter and competition late last month, the weather gods had other ideas, with rain interrupting the...

Cessnock rep skipper keen to end JBS title drought

Cessnock District Cricket Association is hoping to end a four-season drought and reclaim the John Bull Shield (JBS) against Suburban Districts in this weekend’s final. And, senior representative captain Joey Butler believes he...

Race to challenge adventurers in Lake Macquarie

Adventurers who love a challenge are jumping at the chance to race around Lake Macquarie. It’s all thanks to an event next Saturday 13 February that will push its 400 participants to their...

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Rain plays havoc with Cessnock T20 decider

Unfortunately, Mother Nature intervened in the Cessnock District Cricket Association Tier One T20 grand final at the weekend, with Bellbird and the Wine Country Wood Ducks sharing the premiership honours. In a setback...

Cessnock trainer eyes off mid-week upset

The form guide suggests Drachenfels has his work cut out against hot favourite Plonka at Grafton on Tuesday but, after the weekend Cessnock trainer Jeremy Sylvester just enjoyed, an upset might be...

GALLERY: Wolves to pounce on junior touch titles

The Wallsend Touch Association is hoping its junior sides can replicate, or even better, the senior teams’ outcomes in the representative arena this season. The Wolves boasted great results at the 2020 NSW...

Bellbird, Wine Country vie for T20 title

Bellbird and the Wine Country Wood Ducks will fight it out for T20 premiership honours in this year’s Cessnock District Cricket Association Tier One competition after both won through to the final...

Club cricket legend ‘crunches’ the numbers

The Waratah-Mayfield District Cricket Club (WMDCC) is arguably one of Newcastle’s most successful organisations. And, the facts prove it. Established in 1924 following an amalgamation of Dangar Park CC and Waratah CC, WMDCC has...

Waratahs ready to bowl over big week

The Waratah-Mayfield District Cricket Club (WMDCC) is gearing up to bowl over three big days of entertainment, laughter and competition next week. It all starts from Thursday 28 January when the organisation welcomes...

Cessnock stumps Singleton to book JBS finals berth

The Cessnock District Cricket Association’s representative John Bull Shield (JBS) team will contest this season’s final after putting neighbouring Singleton to the sword, by 91 runs, at East End Oval at the...